**Critical point** may refer to:

- Critical point (mathematics)
- Critical point (set theory)
- Critical point (thermodynamics)
- Construction point of a ski jumping hill

### Other articles related to "critical point, point, critical, critical points":

... of the Hessian matrix, one must look at the eigenvalues of the Hessian matrix at the

**critical point**... The following test can be applied at any

**critical point**(a, b...) for which the Hessian matrix is invertible If the Hessian is positive definite (equivalently, has all ... and negative eigenvalues then (a, b...) is a saddle

**point**for f (and in fact this is true even if (a, b...) is degenerate) ...

**Critical Point**

... A

**critical point**of is a

**point**in the dynamical plane such that the derivative vanishes Since implies we see that the only (finite)

**critical point**of is the

**point**... is an initial

**point**for Mandelbrot set iteration ...

... Let us consider the disordered phase ( > 0), ordered phase ( < 0 ) and

**critical**temperature ( = 0) phases separately ... Following the standard convention, the

**critical**exponents related to the ordered phase are primed ... for the liquid-gas

**critical point**, magnetization for the Curie

**point**,etc.) specific free energy specific heat source field (e.g ...

... A Misiurewicz

**point**is a parameter in the Mandelbrot set (the parameter space of quadratic polynomials) for which the

**critical point**is strictly preperiodic (i.e ... By analogy, the term Misiurewicz

**point**is also used for parameters in a Multibrot set where the unique

**critical point**is strictly preperiodic ... term makes less sense for maps in greater generality that have more than one (free)

**critical point**because some

**critical points**might be periodic and others not.) ...

... the landing slope, and the rules allow jumpers to land up to ten percent past the construction

**point**... In 2004, the International Ski Federation replaced the calculation

**point**as the measurement of the size of a hill with hill size ... line to the knoll and then along the level of the landing slope to the hill size

**point**...

### Famous quotes containing the words point and/or critical:

“I would rather produce my passions than brood over them at my expense; they grow languid when they have vent and expression. It is better that their *point* should operate outwardly than be turned against us.”

—Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

“I know that I will always be expected to have extra insight into black texts—especially texts by black women. A working-class Jewish woman from Brooklyn could become an expert on Shakespeare or Baudelaire, my students seemed to believe, if she mastered the language, the texts, and the *critical* literature. But they would not grant that a middle-class white man could ever be a trusted authority on Toni Morrison.”

—Claire Oberon Garcia, African American scholar and educator. Chronicle of Higher Education, p. B2 (July 27, 1994)